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August 13, 2020

Astra is a fast, highly customizable, and lightweight multipurpose WordPress theme that suits any niche website you are building. Its compatibility with page builder plugins, such as Elementor and Beaver Builder, allows you to build beautifully designed pages in no time. Let’s see how you can translate websites built with Astra using WPML.


Getting started

Make sure that the Astra theme is activated, by going to the AppearanceThemes page.

Make sure that the WPML Multilingual CMS, WPML String Translation, WPML Translation Management, and WPML Media Translation plugins are activated.

WPML translation tools

WPML offers two translation editors you can use for translating your site’s content:

Besides translating your site content yourself, you can also:

Translating pages

With WPML, you can translate any types of contents on your site, including pages and posts. For an easy start, read our Getting Started Guide.

Translating categories and tags

In this example, we demonstrate how to translate post categories. Note that you can translate any post type category using the same method.

  1. Navigate to WPMLTaxonomy Translation.
  1. From the Select the taxonomy to translate drop-down menu, choose Categories.
    1. Click on the plus icon to translate a specific category.
Navigate to the taxonomy translation screen
    1. Add the translated text and click on the save button.
Translate the categories and Save

See our detailed documentation on translating taxonomies.

Translating texts from the Astra theme, plugins, and other places

Besides contents coming from posts and pages on your site, there are usually some texts coming from other places. Most common examples are themes and plugins.

To learn how to translate these texts, read our documentation page about translating strings.

Translating menus

With WPML, you can easily synchronize your language menus. For more information, please see our complete menus translation tutorial.

Translating WooCommerce elements using WCML

Astra theme is compatible with WooCommerce. To translate everything that WooCommerce offers, download the WooCommerce Multilingual plugin (WCML) from your WPML account. Visit our dedicated WCML documentation to learn how to setup a multilingual store and translate your products, categories, variations, shipping classes, and more.

Known Issues

Right now, there are no known compatibility issues between this theme and WPML.

Getting help

In case you need help translating your site built using Astra and WPML, visit WPML’s support forum.